SOURCE: Pamplin

August 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Pamplin Historical Park Goes Back to School

PETERSBURG, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2016) - Pamplin Historical Park founder and owner Robert B. Pamplin Jr. welcomes students to a program designed specifically for home-school families and groups this fall. Aimed at educating students while having fun, these programs will take place Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 22.

"Home-School Tours at Pamplin Historical Park are a great way for students and their families to experience the Civil War firsthand," said Pamplin. "These special programs include participatory learning techniques to teach historical lessons about life in the 19th century."

These full-day programs are specifically designed for children in grades three through 12, where Park educators will lead these multi-age groups in three hands-on programs. The programs for the days include Duty Called Me Here, A Soldier's Life and Plantation Life.

The Duty Called Me Here exhibit will bring the students face-to-face with the experiences of the nearly three million Americans who became soldiers during the Civil War. A Soldier's Life will show the participants what it was like to take part in a military drill and experience the elements that made up a Civil War soldier's war experience. The third program will be Plantation Life where visitors will see how free and enslaved Virginia families lived more than 150 years ago. The program also includes time to visit museum exhibits.

Pamplin Historical Park's 2016 Home-School Days take place Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 22, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m. The registration fee is $10.50 per adult, $9.00 per child (grades K-12) and children ages five and under are free. Participants need to bring a lunch. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit http://www.pamplinpark.org/events.html or to register, visit http://www.pamplinpark.org/homeschool.html 

About Pamplin Historical Park
One of "Virginia's Best Places to Visit" according to the Travel Channel and designated as a National Historic Landmark, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre Civil War campus located in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, offering a combination of high-tech museums and hands-on experiences. The park has four world-class museums and four antebellum homes. The park is also the site of the Breakthrough battle of April 2, 1865, and America's premier participatory Civil War experience, Civil War Adventure Camp. For more information, please call 804-861-2408 or visit www.pamplinpark.org.

About Robert B. Pamplin Jr.
Robert B. Pamplin Jr. has earned eight degrees -- including two doctorates -- in business, economics, accounting, education and theology. He has been honored nationally as a businessman, philanthropist, ordained minister, educator, historical preservationist, and author of 23 books and comic books, including two book-of-the-month club selections. Pamplin's business interests include media (the Portland Tribune and 25 community newspapers), textiles, construction and agriculture. He has been awarded many honorary degrees and featured in national magazines, in newspapers and on television. He has served on presidential and state commissions, and he has been chairman of the board of trustees of three colleges. Pamplin is widely recognized as America's leading historical preservationist and foremost diversified entrepreneur. National and local publications have written of Dr. Pamplin -- "Not since the late Victorians has any person accomplished so much in a...single concentrated life." For more information, visit www.pamplin.org. For more information about Pamplin's preservation efforts, visit www.pamplincollection.org.

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